SOURCE: Solarflare

Solarflare

June 11, 2013 08:00 ET

Solarflare to Speak at STAC Summits in Chicago, New York and London

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - Solarflare, the leading provider of application-intelligent networking software and hardware, today announced three executives will speak at the STAC Summits in Chicago, New York and London. These conferences will bring together industry leaders to discuss engineering challenges and solutions in financial trading technology.

Martin Porter, vice president of software development, will speak at STAC Summit Chicago, Steve Pope, co-founder and chief technical officer, at STAC Summit New York, and David Riddoch, chief architect, at STAC Summit London. All three executives will discuss Solarflare's perspective on the future of sockets in financial applications. This includes the expansion of hardware acceleration up the stack into functionality that is traditionally in the application domain.

STAC Summit Chicago

Topic:
Technical Brief - Using hardware to transform how applications use networks

Location:
Conference Center at UBS Tower
2nd Floor, Michigan Ballroom
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago

Date and Time:
June 11th, 2013
3:25 PM CDT

Speaker:
Martin Porter, vice president of software development, Solarflare

About Martin Porter
Martin Porter is responsible for all software, firmware and customer support activities at Solarflare. He joined the company through its merger with Level 5 Networks where he served as Software Director for three years. Porter spent the previous five years in the same role at Conexant where he managed the software development group for ADSL silicon, leading to shipments of over 13 million units. Previous roles include lead software architect of the iconic SADiE Digital Audio Workstation. He holds a first class degree in mathematics from Nottingham University and a master's with distinction from York University.

STAC Summit New York

Topic:
Technical Briefing: Using hardware to transform how applications use networks

Location:
Grand Hyatt
Manhattan Ballroom
Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
New York

Date and Time:
June 17th, 2013
3:30 PM EDT

Speaker:
Steve Pope, co-founder and chief technical officer, Solarflare

About Steve Pope
Steve Pope is the CTO of Solarflare. Previously he co-founded Level 5 Networks and prior to that was a post-doctorate researcher in the field of high-speed networks and operating systems at Olivetti Research Labs, which later became AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

STAC Summit London

Topic:
Technical Briefing: Using hardware to transform how applications use networks

Location:
Hyatt Andaz Hotel
Great Eastern Room
40 Liverpool Street
London

Date and Time:
June 24th, 2013
3:30 PM BST

Speaker:
David Riddoch, chief architect, Solarflare

About David Riddoch
David Riddoch, chief architect of Solarflare, which he co-founded in July 2002. Previously, David was the architect and lead developer of the software for the CLAN high performance network project at AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. David holds a first class degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in high performance networking from the University of Cambridge.

About Solarflare
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network, delivering improved performance, increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as high frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, IBM, and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and operates an R&D facility in Cambridge, UK.